Radio Stations with No Talking or Adverts in the UK

Lots of us enjoy listening to the radio while working or driving, and the radio can be a nice source of background noise that helps us focus.

However, it can be annoying when the music is constantly interrupted by presenters and adverts.

Are there any radio stations in the UK that play non-stop music, with no talking or ads?

Unfortunately, there aren’t any stations that are completely free from talking, but some stations have less interruptions than others.

Radio Stations with Less Talking & Adverts

Here are some UK stations with relatively little talking and adverts.

The Arrow

The Arrow plays classic and contemporary rock music with very few interruptions.


BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 does have some speech-based programmes, but the station also plays long pieces of classical music without any breaks.

If you enjoy Classic FM but find the adverts irritating, BBC Radio 3 could be a good choice, though the selection of music often includes more challenging contemporary classical music.

Like all BBC stations, it doesn’t have adverts.


BBC Radio 6 Music

Compared to BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, 6 Music has relatively little talking, though this depends on the time of day and day of the week.

Like all BBC stations, it doesn’t have adverts.



This station owned by Global Radio focuses on relaxing chill out and ambient music.

  • Available on: DAB in London and Leicester, online
  • Plays: Chill out, ambient and trip hop
  • Adverts? Yes
  • Website:


Magic FM

Magic FM from Planet Radio plays a selection of pop music with relatively little talking.



This online station is aimed at 15 to 24-year olds and plays dance and R ‘n’ B music without the level of speech content of BBC Radio 1.


Alternatives to Radio Stations

If you want to completely avoid adverts, news and talking, your best bet is to switch to a paid online service such as Spotify Premium, which will allow you to listen to albums or create your own playlists.

Spotify has lots of “radio stations”, which are really just playlists. Spotify will suggest playlists based on your listening history, which can be a good way to discover new music similar to what you’ve listened to in the past.

Amazon has a similar service to Spotify Premium called Amazon Music Unlimited. This lets you stream music without any adverts or interruptions, and there are also “radio stations” with names such as All 80s, Upbeat Pop and Laid Back Classics.

Another option is to use an MP3 player or CD player. A CD player that plays MP3 discs would allow you to listen to hours of music without having to change the disc.

4 thoughts on “Radio Stations with No Talking or Adverts in the UK”

  1. David poulton

    BBC radio wales in stereo and no adverts speech and music
    Radio scotland and radio ulster stereo no adverts
    Other bbc local radio cymru stereo and no adverts

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